Russell to phase out Alex City fabrics plant

Published 1:13 pm Friday, January 9, 2009

Russell Corp. has announced plans to ‘phase out’ its fabric operations in Alexander City.

The company said in a statement Wednesday that approximately 250 employees will lose their jobs.

A decade ago, Russell employed over one-thousand employees at the facility.

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The company blamed the poor state of the U.S. economy for the job cuts.